The Trojan War
Subjects: Classical Studies and Ancient History
The Trojan War played a key role in the thinking of the ancient world. Both Greeks and Romans regarded the War as part of their early history though modern scholars still debate what really happened, or whether the whole thing belongs to the realm of myth.
This title provides a succinct introduction to the story’s status as history, its various incarnations in ancient literature and art, and its afterlife in the Classical tradition.
Emma J. Stafford MA (Cantab) PhD is a Classics Lecturer at the University of Leeds. She has written several books on Ancient Greece including “Worshipping Virtues: Personification and the Divine in Ancient Greece” and “Ancient Greece: Life, Myth and Art”.